I had not considered downgrading.  I had been using sid in the past -- now,
if I can find those install disks...

Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught

Libertarianism is the philosophy which says that you can run your life
better than the government can, and you have the right to be left alone in
order to do it. – Unknown

On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 3:17 AM, Ionel Mugurel Ciobîcă <
i.m.ciob...@upcmail.nl> wrote:

> On  7-02-2018, at 06h 49'18", Gary Vaught wrote about "Re: Giving up on
> Debian"
> > I've never gotten a response from user support. This is the first
> response
> > I've ever gotten from ANYTHING.  And, to be clear, I never needed user
> > support until I upgraded to my current version.  Everything that I needed
> > was available via user forums.  So, given that I loved all of the
> previous
> > versions of Debian that I used, I will try to work with user support -
> just
> > give me a WORKING email address or web link to contact them.  I don't
> care
> > which.  I'd love to continue with this and not go to something that is
> more
> > Windows-like.
> >
> >
> I understand your pain, Gary. I use Debian since 1997 (and Iris Unix
> in 1995-1996). I never used windows. I never used other Linux either.
> Many years I was using sid, regulary using testing, rarely using
> stable.
> Now I have to use oldstable, because stretch simply breaks basic
> things. I do get answers from user list, but no solutions, so I had to
> downgrade. I am not that far yet to consider another distro, but I
> will never use stretch.
> Did you try to downgrade?
> You can get answers via the user list: debian-u...@lists.debian.org.
> Ionel

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